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English definition of “scare sb into doing sth”

scare sb into doing sth

phrasal verb with scare     /skeər/ US  /sker/ verb [I or T]
to persuade someone to do something by frightening them: The two boys scared the old man into handing over his wallet.Frightening and scaring
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